Archaeological Museum of Dion, Pieria Region
(4.8/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
The Archaeological Museum of Veroia is one of the most important archaeological museums in Macedonia, Greece. The museum was established in 1965 in a building constructed especially for the purpose in Elia, one of the loveliest parts of the town. Finds from the Palaeolithic to the Ottoman period are displayed in its three halls.The Neolithic finds come from the settlement at Nea Nikomideia, which is believed to be the oldest known permanent settlement in Europe. The Iron Age finds come from the cemetery of Vergina.In the first hall are special showcases displaying a bronze kalpis or cinerary urn of the fourth century BC, a red-figure bell crater of the Kertsch type of the fourth century BC, and a bronze hydria kalpis used as a cinerary urn of the fourth century BC from the north-east cemetery of Veroia, and a reconstruction of a single-chambered rock-cut family tomb of the Hellenistic period, which was excavated in Veroia. Various other showcases display groups of finds from pit graves, cist graves, and rock-cut graves excavated in Veroia’s north-east, south-east, and south-west cemeteries. These groups illustrate the development of pottery and koroplastics from the end of the fifth to the end of the second century BC.The second hall contains mainly grave stelai and Hellenistic and Roman reliefs of the first century BC from the Veroia area. Of particular note are the stela bearing the Gymnasiarch’s Law, which describes how middle and senior education was conducted in the Veroia Gymnasium, and the hunter-and-boar group, which is part of the sculptural decoration of a third-century BC grave monument from Vergina. The most notable of the stelai are those of Paterinos Antigonou and Adea Kassandrou.
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  • This museum provides a great overview of the findings of the ancient city of Dion and is included in the admission to the Archaeological Park. Also for children there story vividly to create for example a small machine with which you can try even a statue.
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  • Very nicely set out. The basement has a lovely hands on exhibit for children equally fascinating for adults. Upstairs you will see an amazing collection. Beautiful mosaics and everything really well d...  more »
  • This summer I had chance to visit Dion and to enjoy myself on a concert at the ancient theater. It was magnificent. The small theater, the nature, the stars and the music. You need to feel the beauty ...  more »
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  • The renovated Archaeological Museum of veroia are an ornament of the city. With many important finds which have been found during the excavations in the city and beyond. Tombstones and the unique head of Medusa that dominated the ancient city gate.
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  • At an altitude of Macedonia
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